In 2014, over 13,000 learners joined our Sustainability and Business Innovations course. Learners enjoyed collaborating and sharing sustainability discussions while learning about SAP’s approach to sustainability. Due to popular demand, we’re creating a follow-up sustainability course but to prepare you for this, we’re offering the opportunity to join the foundational Sustainability and Business Innovation course once again.

Why is sustainability so important to business innovation? There are many reasons that this course will explore but for example, young professionals are starting to choose employers based on their sustainable practices, with 90% searching for employers with sustainable attitudes reflecting their personal behavior. Employees aren’t the only stakeholders taking an interest in your sustainable behavior: consumers are also looking at a company’s behavior towards employees, environment and social responsibility before entering into any deals.


SAP has been placed in the top 100 sustainable companies in the world and is placed in the top ten US tech companies. SAP continues to improve its sustainability goals with an increase in women in management positions to 21.3% and remained with a stable employee retention of 93.5% in 2014. SAP is concentrating on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to the level of 2000 figures by 2020. You can find more information on www.sapintegratedreport.com.mple is young professionals are starting to choose employers based on their sustainable practices, with 90% searching for employers with sustainable attitudes reflecting their personal behavior. Employees aren’t the only stakeholders taking an interest in your sustainable behavior: consumers are also looking at a company’s behavior towards employees, environment and social responsibility before entering into any deals.

During this course, the SAP sustainability team will provide you with the tools to articulate a sustainable strategy for your organization, to make the business case for sustainability and sell it to the right people in your company. Going forward you will learn how to embed sustainable principles into your organization and the catalytic role IT can play in driving and executing a sustainable strategy.

The course was originally recorded by Peter Graf, the previous Chief sustainability officer who has since left SAP. You can meet Daniel Schmid, SAP’s current Chief Sustainability Officer and the rest of the sustainability team in the forum. Daniel has been a key figure in the SAP sustainability team since 2008 and has a wealth of experience to answer your questions together with the sustainability team!

The course duration is six weeks with a learning effort of approximately 4 hours per week to complete the course content and weekly assignments. It is beneficial to bring some basic business or IT knowledge to the class, but everyone is welcome to learn more about sustainability from a business perspective. Find out more at openSAP and get ready to benefit from SAP’s sustainability experience to date.

Other courses now open for enrollment on openSAP

Experience SAP Cloud for Customer

Software Development on SAP HANA (SPS 09)

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